Streaming Masters – Britney Spears

Britney Spears streaming numbers

Britney Spears was the trigger of a new generation of super successful divas when she exploded 20 years ago. That was at the peak of the CD era. How is she performing under a completely different environment almost entirely made of streaming?


Method

As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Results

Britney Spears streaming statistics

Total: 4,123,058 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Scream & Shout [Orphan]384,000
2. Toxic [In The Zone]380,000
3. …Baby One More Time […Baby One More Time]282,000
4. Oops!… I Did It Again [Oops!… I Did It Again]247,000
5. Work Bitch [Britney Jean]193,000
6. Womanizer [Circus]185,000
7. Make Me… [Glory]131,000
8. Till The World Ends [Femme Fatale]129,000
9. My Only Wish (This Year) [Orphan]109,000
10. Circus [Circus]107,000
11. Gimme More [Blackout]99,000
12. I Wanna Go [Femme Fatale]92,000
13. I’m A Slave 4 U [Britney]77,000
14. Everytime [In The Zone]77,000
15. Pretty Girls [Orphan]75,000
16. Piece Of Me [Blackout]74,000
17. Criminal [Femme Fatale]70,000
18. (You Drive Me) Crazy […Baby One More Time]68,000
19. Slumber Party [Glory]67,000
20. Sometimes […Baby One More Time]63,000

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Tru

Let’s add the S&M remix Britney did with Rihanna. It would count towards the original sales of the single, since the song didn’t change significantly, and therefore it’s considered cumulative with the original. For this purpose please add the original + Britney remix, which you can get from the Rihanna page, and then, since the songs count together, apply streaming of the original / remix together. If you need further clarification: I am citing A source that cites Billbord, and uses examples to highlight how a remix charts and counts towards the original song, as long as it doesn’t differ… Read more »

Michael

Seems like she has a solid increase. Good job.

Kris

It’s hard to say. A 1.4 million increase in over a year’s time doesn’t seem like that much for an artist with 100 million EAS total. Small potatoes really.

Michael

For an artist that is considered irrelevabt to the current musuc scene. 1.4 million increase is hardly forgotten.

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